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apps:terminal:preferences [2012/12/31 20:27]
nick [Opening new windows]
apps:terminal:preferences [2019/08/18 12:03] (current)
kevinbowen [General]
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 <figure "Open Terminal Preferences">​ <figure "Open Terminal Preferences">​
-{{:​apps:​terminal:​terminal-edit-preferences.png?​nolink&​|}}+{{:​apps:​terminal:​terminal_prefs_3.png?​nolink&​400|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
-===== General =====+====== General ​======
  
 <figure "​General Tab">​ <figure "​General Tab">​
-{{:​apps:​terminal:​terminal-preferences-general.png?nolink&|}}+{{:​apps:​terminal:​terminal_prefs.png?​nolink|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
-==== Title ====+===== Title =====
  
 ? Initial title ? Initial title
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 ! Use this drop-down list to specify how to handle dynamically-set titles, that is, terminal titles set by the commands that run in the terminal. ! Use this drop-down list to specify how to handle dynamically-set titles, that is, terminal titles set by the commands that run in the terminal.
  
-==== Command ====+===== Command ​=====
  
 ? Run command as login shell ? Run command as login shell
 ! Select this option to force Terminal to run your shell as a login shell when you open new terminals. See the documentation of your shell for details about differences between running it as interactive shell and running it as login shell. ! Select this option to force Terminal to run your shell as a login shell when you open new terminals. See the documentation of your shell for details about differences between running it as interactive shell and running it as login shell.
 ? Update utmp/wtmp records when command is launched ? Update utmp/wtmp records when command is launched
 +**(removed in 0.8.0)**
 !  Select this option to insert a new entry in the utmp and wtmp records when a new terminal is opened. !  Select this option to insert a new entry in the utmp and wtmp records when a new terminal is opened.
  
-==== Scrolling ====+===== Scrolling ​=====
  
 ? Scroll on output ? Scroll on output
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 ? Scrollback ? Scrollback
 ! Use this spin box to specify the number of lines that you can scroll back using the scrollbar or the mouse wheel. For example, if you specify 1000 you can scroll back the last 1000 lines displayed in the terminal. ! Use this spin box to specify the number of lines that you can scroll back using the scrollbar or the mouse wheel. For example, if you specify 1000 you can scroll back the last 1000 lines displayed in the terminal.
 +? Unlimited scrollback
 +**(since 0.8.0)**
 +! Use this checkbox to set unlimited scrollback capacity.
  
-===== Appearance =====+====== Appearance ​======
  
 <figure "​Appearance Tab">​ <figure "​Appearance Tab">​
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 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
-==== Font ====+===== Font =====
 Click on the button to select the font type and font size you want to use for the terminal. Click on the button to select the font type and font size you want to use for the terminal.
  
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 ! The option Allow bold text controls whether Terminal allows the application running inside to use bold text or not. If disabled, all text will appear in the selected font, else certain text will appear in bold face.  ! The option Allow bold text controls whether Terminal allows the application running inside to use bold text or not. If disabled, all text will appear in the selected font, else certain text will appear in bold face. 
  
-==== Background ====+===== Background ​=====
 Select a background for the terminal window. The options are as follows: Select a background for the terminal window. The options are as follows:
  
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 If you have selected {gui>​Background image} or {gui>​Transparent background},​ you can use the slider Shade transparent or image background to shade or dim the background of the terminal. If you have selected {gui>​Background image} or {gui>​Transparent background},​ you can use the slider Shade transparent or image background to shade or dim the background of the terminal.
  
-==== Opening new windows ====+===== Opening new windows ​=====
 ? Display menubar in new windows ? Display menubar in new windows
 ! Select this option to show the menubar on new terminal windows by default. ! Select this option to show the menubar on new terminal windows by default.
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 ! The default terminal geometry in rows and columns. ! The default terminal geometry in rows and columns.
  
-==== Tab Activity Indicator ====+===== Tab Activity Indicator ​=====
 The time in seconds a non-active tab title will be highlighted in the {gui>Tab activity color}, you can set in the {gui>​Colors} tab. If the time expired and the tab is not visited yet, the color will be changed to the color between the activity color and the normal text color defined by the theme. The time in seconds a non-active tab title will be highlighted in the {gui>Tab activity color}, you can set in the {gui>​Colors} tab. If the time expired and the tab is not visited yet, the color will be changed to the color between the activity color and the normal text color defined by the theme.
  
 To disable this feature, set the time to 0. To disable this feature, set the time to 0.
-===== Colors =====+====== Colors ​======
  
 <figure "​Colors Tab">​ <figure "​Colors Tab">​
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 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
-==== General ====+===== General ​=====
  
 ? Text color ? Text color
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 ! Choose a random color based on the selected background color. The //Hue// value will be randomly chosen. //​Saturation//​ will be random as well, clamped +/- 20% of the original value. The //Value// won't be modified, to make sure the new color will have the same brightness. This means the random color will be less efficient with dark colors (black is always black, because the //Value// = 0). ! Choose a random color based on the selected background color. The //Hue// value will be randomly chosen. //​Saturation//​ will be random as well, clamped +/- 20% of the original value. The //Value// won't be modified, to make sure the new color will have the same brightness. This means the random color will be less efficient with dark colors (black is always black, because the //Value// = 0).
  
-==== Custom Colors ====+===== Custom Colors ​=====
  
 ? Text selection color ? Text selection color
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 ! By default the color color is the same as the text color. You can override this by enabling the option and choosing a color. ! By default the color color is the same as the text color. You can override this by enabling the option and choosing a color.
  
-==== Palette ====+===== Palette ​=====
  
 The terminal provides the application running inside with a palette of 16 colors. You can customize these colors using the 16 color buttons. To show the palette combinations,​ run ''<​nowiki>​xfce4-terminal --color-table</​nowiki>''​ in a window. The terminal provides the application running inside with a palette of 16 colors. You can customize these colors using the 16 color buttons. To show the palette combinations,​ run ''<​nowiki>​xfce4-terminal --color-table</​nowiki>''​ in a window.
  
-==== Presets ====+===== Presets ​=====
  
 Load default presets. The preset will set the colors and options defined in the file or reset them to the default value. Load default presets. The preset will set the colors and options defined in the file or reset them to the default value.
  
-===== Compatibility =====+====== Compatibility ​======
  
 <figure "​Shortcuts Tab">​ <figure "​Shortcuts Tab">​
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 ! Use the drop-down list to select the function that you want the {key>​Delete} key to perform. ! Use the drop-down list to select the function that you want the {key>​Delete} key to perform.
 ? Emulation setting ? Emulation setting
 +**(removed in 0.8.0)**
 ! This specifies the terminal emulation. This does not only set the ''​$TERM''​ value, but also the input conversion of the VTE widget. By default this is set to xterm, if changed ''/​etc/​termcap''​ will be read to get the emulation values. ! This specifies the terminal emulation. This does not only set the ''​$TERM''​ value, but also the input conversion of the VTE widget. By default this is set to xterm, if changed ''/​etc/​termcap''​ will be read to get the emulation values.
 ! If you have an application that needs ''​$TERM''​ for correct functionality,​ it is better to set this manually in your ''​~/​.bashrc''​ file (or whatever shell you use) and set the terminal emulation as ''​xterm''​ to avoid incorrect characters in the Terminal. ! If you have an application that needs ''​$TERM''​ for correct functionality,​ it is better to set this manually in your ''​~/​.bashrc''​ file (or whatever shell you use) and set the terminal emulation as ''​xterm''​ to avoid incorrect characters in the Terminal.
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 ! Click this button to reset the options on the {gui>​Compatibility} tabbed section to its defaults settings. ! Click this button to reset the options on the {gui>​Compatibility} tabbed section to its defaults settings.
  
-===== Advanced =====+====== Advanced ​======
  
 <figure "​Shortcuts Tab">​ <figure "​Shortcuts Tab">​
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 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
-==== Double Click ====+===== Double Click =====
  
 ? Double click ? Double click
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 ! Click this button to reset the entry to its defaults settings. ! Click this button to reset the entry to its defaults settings.
  
-==== Encoding ====+===== Encoding ​=====
  
 Choose the default encoding for the terminal. You can temporarily override this using the {gui>​Terminal>​Set Encoding} menu in the menubar. Choose the default encoding for the terminal. You can temporarily override this using the {gui>​Terminal>​Set Encoding} menu in the menubar.
-==== Menubar Access ==== 
  
-? Disable all menu access keys (such as Alt+f) +===== Menubar Access (Shortcuts in 0.8.0) ===== 
-! Select this option to disable the access keys that are defined to enable you to use keyboard instead of the mouse to select a menu item. Each access key is identified by an underlined letter on a menu or dialog option. In some cases, you must press the Alt key in combination with the access key to perform the action.+ 
 +? Disable all menu access keys 
 +! Select this option to disable the access keys, the so called //​mnemonics//​ such as {key>​Alt+f}, ​that are defined to enable you to use keyboard instead of the mouse to select a menu item. Each access key is identified by an underlined letter on a menu or dialog option. In some cases, you must press the Alt key in combination with the access key to perform the action
 +! Do not confuse this with //​accelerators//​ like {key>​Ctrl+Alt+N}. You have to manually disable those by removing them as explained in the [[:​faq|Editable Menu Accelerators]] section of the FAQ. 
 +! The reason //​accelerators//​ and //​mnemonics//​ are handled seperatly is because //​mnemonics//​ are hard-coded by the translations. //​Accelerators//​ on the other hand can be removed or edited by the user. So you can yourself change those so they don't cause any conflicts with applications you run inside the terminal.
 ? Disable menu shortcut key (F10 by default) ? Disable menu shortcut key (F10 by default)
 ! Select this option to disable the shortcut key that is defined to enable you to access the Terminal menus. The default shortcut key to access the menus is {key>​F10}. ! Select this option to disable the shortcut key that is defined to enable you to access the Terminal menus. The default shortcut key to access the menus is {key>​F10}.
 +? Disable help window shortcut key (F1 by default)
 +**(since 0.8.0)**
 +! Select this option to disable the shortcut key that is defined to open the help window. The default shortcut key for that is {key>​F1}.
 +
 +===== Misc (since 0.8.0) =====
 +
 +? Use middle mouse click to close tabs
 +! Select this option to enable closing terminal tabs with middle mouse click.
 +? Auto-hide mouse pointer
 +! Select this option to hide mouse pointer when typing in the terminal.
 +? Rewrap terminal contents on resize
 +! Select this option to allow re-wrapping of the terminal contents when resizing the window. If disabled, the contents that does not fit into the window will become invisible.